It’s been 4 hours since I vowed to not eat any candy this month. So far, so good. Moving on.
A few weeks ago I posted about trying, and failing, to do C25K day Week 5 Day 3 (20 min jog. In. A. Row). Today I set out to do it again. Before I left I tried to remember all the ways it went wrong last time and then remedy them. I peed beforehand, I wore pants that stay up (they went a little wonky on one side. They were from an outlet, what did I expect?), and I used a phone carrier thing ($7 on clearance at Walmart, I bought 2!). I created a playlist and away I went (waving at all the dogs that I left stuck in the yard, crying).
I realized as soon as I started jogging that I had on the world’s worst bra. I am not even sure why I keep it. The strap kept slipping, but it wasn’t anything so major that I wanted to quit. While this was happening, I thought to myself that I should probably be fitted for a bra since I have finally noticed that mine no longer fit. People always say that boobs are the first thing to go, but I hadn’t really noticed until recently that it was happening to me.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I did it. I freaking did it! I didn’t even miss a beat at the 1 minute warning (usually I stop and then have to go again when I realize it was just letting me know that my torture is almost over). Breathing was a little rough at points, and my legs felt a little heavier than normal (maybe the pants?), but for the most part, I did ok. I wasn’t in pain, and I probably could have kept going. I was pretty impressed with myself.
It lasted 7 songs, which was exactly the amount that I had in my playlist.
Here they are, along with my favorite line from each.
Ay Dios Mio- Rich O’Toole Ft. Josh Abbott
“How’s a girl that looks like you from a town this lame?” Yes, I’m vain. And yes, I think this song is about me. Its a new find. I heard it for the first time yesterday.
Bad Blood- Taylor Swift
“Band-aids don’t fix bullet holes, you say sorry just for show” Perfection.
Body Like a Back Road- Sam Hunt
“Doing 15 in a 30, I ain’t in no hurry” I loved this song the moment I heard it. It took me awhile to like Sam Hunt, but he is amazing, and has written a lot of songs for other artists.
Doreen- Turnpike Troubadours
“And the guy that plays the banjo keeps on handing me the Old Crow. It multiplies my sorrow, I can’t take it anymore” This band is one of my favorites. So many good songs.
Mama’s Broken Heart-Miranda Lambert
“Leave it to me to be holding the matches when the fire trucks show up and there’s nobody left to blame.” I love her. #TeamMiranda #stillloveblakethough
Ugly Lights-Miranda Lambert
“I really hate to say I’m turning into a cliche, I’m hoping that nobody brings it up” I had to have two Miranda songs because she is my favorite. She makes me feel fierce.
Tie the Rope-The Format (Nate Ruess before he was Fun.)
“When I’m with you there’s no point in breathing” I seriously love The Format. This isn’t my favorite song of theirs, but it was upbeat, so I added it.
Week 6 Day 1 is jog for 5, walk for 3, jog for 8, walk for 3. I think I can manage that.